April Fools: A Bug’s Life 2 in 2013?


Posted by Thomas • April 1, 2009

We have just received word from a very reliable source regarding the future of A Bug’s Life. Our source informs us that Pixar is intending to proceed with a sequel to A Bug’s Life, with a projected release date of Winter 2013. 

The film is currently in early pre-production with Darla K. Anderson attached to direct. Darla is currently producing Toy Story 3, due for release next year which would give her the typical 3 years to make a sequel at Pixar. It seems she wouldn’t be the first producer to direct at Pixar either, after Brad Lewis was announced as director of Cars 2 last year. Some of you may recall that Darla has been with Pixar since Toy Story, also serving as producer on A Bug’s Life.
Although the storyline is still in the works, our source tells us it has to do with Ant Island being washed away in a severe flood, and they have to migrate and rebuild in a new location. 

An official announcement from Disney•Pixar is expected to be made with the release of A Bug’s Life on Blu-Ray on May 19.

What do you think about this news? Do sequels bode well for Pixar’s future? How does another producer directing sit in your books? Leave a comment below and let us know.

Note: If you didn’t notice, this was just an April Fool’s joke!

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Peter Gabriel Performs ‘Down to Earth’ Live


Posted by Thomas • March 28, 2009

Check out the video below of Peter Gabriel performing ‘Down to Earth’ from WALL•E for the first time live this year. It was on March 18 in Caracas, Venezuela. Gabriel jokes at the start that although this is the first time he’s played it live, it could be the last if they don’t like it. 

‘Down to Earth’ featured in the credits of WALL•E and is available as a single or as part of the WALL•E soundtrack. (Thanks Sam.)

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Radio Pixar Wants You!

Posted by Thomas • March 28, 2009

Radio Pixar is coming back very soon and needs your help. While the initial episode is underway, it is a lot of work to get the podcast running and that’s why we need you. 

Radio Pixar needs someone to help with writing, editing and producing the episodes. Desired candidates would be able to write interesting content, have knowledge and use of audio editors as well as have a passion for Pixar.
If you’d like to be a part of the team, record, edit and supply a 30 second audio clip detailing why you think you’re fit for the job. Email them to RadioPixar [at] PixarPlanet [dot] com.
Be sure to keep an ear out for Radio Pixar in the next few weeks.

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Pete Docter & Jonas Rivera on Up

Jonas Rivera, Pete Docter, UP

Posted by Thomas • March 28, 2009

Quint from Ain’t It Cool News had a chance to talk to Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera, director and producer of Up respectively at WonderCon a few weeks back. He’s finally had the time to put the interview up over at the site

They chat about the quality of Pixar films, Carl Fredericksen, the process of filmmaking, attention to detail and where they think they might be now if they hadn’t got a job at Pixar. Be sure to take a look at Pete Docter’s sketches at the end of the article. 
There aren’t any spoilers that I can detect, so feel free to take a look here

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Up Clip: Meet Kevin

Michael Giacchino, UP

Posted by Thomas • March 28, 2009

In this delightful clip, we get to meet Kevin, the bird or Snipe(?) for the first time.

The clip is available over at Yahoo! Movies in the standard format as well as three flavours of high definition (of which I personally recommend you view it in). 

We also get to hear some of Michael Giacchino’s score, of which I am looking forward to. Up is released in the US on May 29; Australia on June 04; and the UK on October 16 (Sorry to hear that). A full list of release dates can be found here.
What did you like most about this clip?

(Thanks, Heimlich!)

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Inside Up: Discovering a Lost World


Posted by Thomas • March 28, 2009

We also have another featurette for your viewing pleasure available at IGN.  

This featurette looks into how Pixar went about creating the vast South American jungle that Carl and Russell end up in, in the film. It looks like Pixar have another winner on their hands.

Take a peek here
Thanks to everyone who sent this in.

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Position Vacant: Web Designer/Coder

Pixar Planet, Upcoming Pixar

Posted by Thomas • March 12, 2009

Pixar Planet/Upcoming Pixar are seeking help with their websites. We require a web designer/coder to help out around the sites doing maintenance and other tasks.

Preferred candidates would also have experience in the following (although not required):

 – phpBB2/3

 – Textpattern

 – WordPress

Due to the nature of Pixar Planet/Upcoming Pixar being not-for-profit sites (we pay for hosting etc. out of the goodwill of our hearts), this is not a paid position. 

If you feel you would be able to help us out in your spare time, please do contact myself at thomas at pixarplanet dot com and I’d be happy to chat with you about it.

I look forward to hearing from you soon. 

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Watchmen & WALL•E Trailer Mashup

Trailer, WALL-E

Posted by Thomas • March 6, 2009

One of the most anticipated films of 2009, Watchmen, has been eagerly awaited by fans of the comic book for months now. It opens this weekend in cinemas around the world. 

WALL•E is arguably one of, if not the best film of 2008 and Pixar Planet Forum member AtomicGreymon, decided to create a trailer mashup of the Watchmen teaser trailer audio and WALL•E footage. Together, it makes a very cool piece of footage. Watch it below, but I, like AtomicGreymon, sincerely recommend that you watch the 720p HD version found at YouTube here. Enjoy!

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Docter Returning to Monstropolis?

Monsters, Inc., Pete Docter

Posted by Thomas • February 27, 2009

Blue Sky Disney are reporting that the rumours are true and Pete Docter’s next project is a much anticipated sequel to Monster’s, Inc.

The blog also states that he has been working on this for a while and Pixar are eyeing a 2013 release date for the film. 

Are you keen to see Pixar return to Monstropolis? How does the prospect of more sequels from Pixar sit with you? Leave your thoughts and comments below in the comments section.

Thanks Tee for the heads up!

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Happy Holidays!

Upcoming Pixar, Upcoming Pixar

Posted by Thomas • December 25, 2008

On behalf of everyone at Pixar Planet and Upcoming Pixar, I’d like to wish everyone a safe and happy holidays this holiday season.

See you all in the new year!

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